Weird Wild West by Josiah Q. Roe

WORDS AND IMAGES FROM JOSIAH Q. ROE IN BISBEE, ARIZONA


“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”


-- T. E. Lawrence

”All the best things in life are freaks” - Bisbee graffiti




11 miles north of the US-Mexico border situated on a “sky island” in the largest desert in North America, the old mining town of Bisbee, Arizona and its three “suburbs” of Lowell, Warren, and San Jose, possess a people, culture, and charm as particular and peculiar as its location. A place where people build shrines overlooking town.




To visit requires a passion for exploration. To remain, soul, and a love for creativity as varied as the flashes of color and art that cover nearly inch of its buildings, vehicles, rocks, and stone.




To visit requires a passion for exploration. To remain, soul, and a love for creativity as varied as the flashes of color and art that cover nearly inch of its buildings, vehicles, rocks, and stone.




As large-scale mining come to a close by the 20th century, “Old Bisbee” attracted numerous artists and artisans of all kinds, who came for love, climate, and freedom.




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All photos courtesy of Josiah Q Roe

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